The Scottish Government's International Development Policy articulates the vision of Scotland's place in the world as a good global citizen, committed to play its role in addressing the challenges faced by our world.
It outlines the commitment of the Scottish Government's intention to continue to actively engage with this global agenda, and defines Scotland's distinctive contribution and approach to international development. With a focus on working in partnership and achieving real and tangible outcomes on the ground, the Policy seeks to build upon both the historical and contemporary relationships that exist between Scotland and the developing world.
The Scottish Government currently supports projects in a total of nine countries around the world as part of its International Development programme including Malawi and three other countries in Sub Saharan Africa, four countries in South Asia and Iraq in the Middle East.
18 April - Humza Yousaf, Minister for External Affairs & International Development has announced funding for four projects worth a total of £2.5 million in the developing world through a partnership with Sport Relief.
28 March - The First Minister has announced a £100,000 donation from the Scottish Government to the appeal by the Disasters Emergency Committee for humanitarian assistance to support people in Syria.
18 March - The First Minister has announced the successful recipients of the Malawi 2013 funding round.
25 February - Humza Yousaf, Minister for External Affairs & International Development has announced that Scotland has achieved Fair Trade Nation status, becoming just the second country in the world to do so.
14 January - The Scottish Government funding rounds for both Malawi and South Asia are now closed. The successful applicants will be informed in April.
28 November - Paul Wheelhouse, Minister for Environment & Climate Change has announced the successful recipients of Scotland's Climate Justice Fund. A total of 5 projects will be funded in Malawi and Zambia.